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Oct 23, 2012 8:00pm PDT
like the president of the united states in full grasp of the fact. mitt romney seemed like somebody with 15 minutes of material trying to spread it out over 45 minutes. he seem to have this wonderful gift to string together words that mean nothing. i wrote down a couple of them as i was watching with my family. first answer, we need a comprehensive and robust strategy and we need to coordinate with our friends to address the rising tide of tumult. what does that mean? how can somebody who claim to be the president and give out vacuous nonsense like that? >> eliot: let me ask you this. there's no question that over the last several weeks florida has been moving toward mitt romney. what do you ascribe that to? the unemployment rate there. is it 8.7? can the president remedy that? >> well, i think that it's been more than anything, the impact of the lies concerning the president's plan regarding the healthcare plan. i think that the fact that the other side has been pounding with ad after ad after ad this nonsense that the president's going to cut medicare benefits when the opposite is
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Oct 5, 2012 3:00am PDT
. >> did you really mean to call barack obama, the president of the united states, lazy? >> yes. i think you saw him admit it the night before when he delivered the pizzas, he said they are making me do this work. he didn't want to prepare for this debate. >> john sununu would not take back calling the president of the united states lazy. this man is republican worked for george w. bush, ronald reagan was in the white house ronald reagan of take naps during the middle of the day fame, he was president of the united states while john sununu was governor and he probably never would have said of ronald reagan that he is lazy. >> that's a really really good point you make. because you could legitimately say he did not prepare for the debate. >> certainly on style points. but when you take a look at barack obama substancively, the man -- this is a part of a right-wing theme that has been going on out there, mean, i hate that word but this is part of a right-wing theme that said that barack obama is not prepared to be president of the united states, he is the dumbest president of the uni
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Oct 22, 2012 6:00pm PDT
president of the united states, which is to maintain the safety of the american people. and i will not cut our budget by a trillion dollars, which is a combination of the cuts the president has as well as the sequestration cuts. that is making our future less certain -- >> first of all [ inaudible ] the is not something that i have proposed. it is something congress proposed. it will not happening. we're not reducing our military spending, it is maintaining it. you mentioned the navy. governor we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military has changed. we have these things called aircraft carriers where planes land of them. we have ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines, it's what are our capabilities. so when i sit down with the secretary of the navy, and joint chiefs of staff, we determine how are we going to be best able to meet all of our defense needs in a way that also keeps faith with our troops, makes sure our veterans have the kind of support that they need when they come home, and that is not reflected in the kind of budget that you are putti
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Oct 12, 2012 11:00pm PDT
company back to the united states of america. i was tired of losing jobs to china. now we have a car and we have a project to put these cars all over the world. denmark has made a major purchase. dominoes has made a major purchase. we have our military who will give them these mini cars to get to the base every day. >> gavin: what about the cars that are rolling out. >> much cheaper. it's bigger than a smart car. it's a electric smart car. you plug it in at home in your home outlet, which helps a lot. we're called mini v. you don't take them opposite the highways. i drive it every day and back three miles, it's perfect for that. >> gavin: what do you think that electric cars have not scaled. we have been talking about electric cars. they shuttered the technology. we've seen our foreign competitors, we're playing a little catch-up in the united states. why hasn't the electrical taken off. >> i think it's the cost. 80% of the cost of my car is the lithium battery. every year they're cheaper more powerful and condensed. it's a beautiful car, but it was $100,000. a lot of people say, well, i
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Oct 23, 2012 5:00pm PDT
trying to find common ground with the president of the united states. and the entire president's team all day long has been ridiculing. you would think that if someone reaches out to you that you should reach back. no wonder we have to many problems in washington. >> eliot: rick, there is no question when you have moments of agreement, you want to stand up and shout out of sheer joy. on the other hand, there is an element you have to concede of the romney campaign that has been the etch-a-sketch the flip-flop, all of the metaphors where the change in both tone and in substance begins to make you think and wonder what he does consider as core policy because with respect to afghanistan, for instance, he's been harshly critical of the president and last night, it was the same -- same policies president has described. i could not find a meaningful point of disagreement. i have to wonder why criticism so harsh until yesterday. you have to admit that creates a little cognitive dissidence for those of us who have been watching this. >> no. i think you hit it on the head, governor. it is
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Oct 22, 2012 5:00pm PDT
president of the united states, whoever is elected is the commander in chief has to be able to handle these issues well, and the voters know that. and i--the foreign policy debate in that campaign that i participated in was interesting. >> jennifer: well, you went in with an automatic advantage obviously, having been in the place, having that experience whereas your opponent was a former governor and he didn't have that level of experience, either. there is a parallel. >> al gore: that's symmetrical with the debate we're about to see unfold here. but with all of the sophisticated detailed analyses may not be all that helpful in communicating with the voters because you have got to boil them down to very you know, succinct expressions. >> jennifer: you're very gracious, but, eliot,-- >> eliot: i don't know about being gracious in a debate. >> jennifer: you know this is a debate where george w. bush said we should not be engaged in mission building. >> eliot: we were shotting about this before we came back. it's fascinating how even let's give him full credit, he may have believed it at
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Oct 9, 2012 3:00am PDT
not the united states should be supplying tomorrows the rebels. we are supplying other forms of aid, but only on that point did % mitt romney say anything differently. i want to know what you think about this. what do you think about foreign policy that president -- president obama has brought about a different approach to foreign policy. i don't think there is any doubt. let's look at the war in iraq. it's over. there are just some peace-keeping troops there, and troops training the iraqi police. the war in afghanistan is wining down. that ten-year -- is it -- or maybe 12 years now we have been in afghanistan. we have a new democratic regime in egypt, we have a new democratic regime, working on it, in libya. we have called for the removal from power of president assad of syria, and again, without supplying them arms or helping the rebels and have clearly put ourselves on the cause of the rebels there. not to mention almost the entire leadership of al-qaeda is gone. they have been targeted and killed by the obama administration. osama bin laden no longer is a threat to the united st
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Oct 19, 2012 8:00pm PDT
the united states remain the number one power and how do we act in the world. i do think there are substantial differences between the two candidatescandidates on these issues. >> eliot: i heard a bellicose language when it comes to iran and syria and i have a hard time understanding what i would do. iran, for instance. i don't know what he could do to stop with any greater certainty iran's march towards nuclear air bomb. >> president obama by any objective standard has had a very successful first term in foreign policy. he got us out of the war in iraq. he took down osama bin laden. i say this as someone who served in the george w. bush administration, a professional diplomat, he raised the credibility of the united states where we want it to be after the difficult years of 9/11. governor romney, what is unfortunate in his foreign policy is its slogans and one liners, and you don't have a sense where his judgment would be in some of these issues. well i'll sanction china the first day. i think russia are our greatest adversary. those two statements they have not produced a winning
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Oct 16, 2012 10:00pm PDT
our tax code so we're giving incentives to companies investing here in the united states and creating jobs here. it also means we're helping them and small businesses to export all around the world in new markets. number two we've gotta make sure that we have the best education system in the world and the fact that you're going to college is great. but i want everybody to get a great education. we've worked hard to make sure that student loans are available for folks like you. i want to make sure community colleges are offering slots for workers to be retrained. the jobs of the future. number three, we have to control our own energy. not only oil and natural gas which we've been investing in but also we've gotta make sure we're building the energy source of the future. not just thinking about next year but ten years from now 20 years from now. that's why we invest in solar wind and biofuels, energy efficient cars. we have to reduce our deficit but do it in a balanced way. asking the wealthier to pay more o so we can invest in education like yours. let's take the money we've been spend
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Oct 25, 2012 3:00am PDT
president. but you know we also expect it from a candidate for president of the united states. you can't wait until you get to the oval to start showing signs of leadership and what you do as a candidate seems to me has a lot to say with what we can expect from that person once he or she gets in the oval office. given that, mitt romney had two great opportunities to show some leadership yesterday and he bombed on both. flunked on both! blew both opportunities. let's start with richard mourdock okay. we talked a little about this yesterday. richard mourdock, republican senate candidate out in indiana up against great democratic candidate joe donnelly and richard mourdock who in the debate, with joe donnelly, said he would not -- he would not allow an exception to a ban on abortion in case of rape because if you get pregnant through a rape, that's just as good as getting pregnant any other way. that's what god had in store for you, honey. >> i believe that life begins at conception. the only exception i have for -- to have an abortion is in that case of the life of the mother. i struggled
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Oct 9, 2012 4:00pm PDT
yourself. that's the guy they think should be president of the united states? >> oh, for christ's sake, how many public personas is he going to have. 28 days before the election, oh, let me figure out this public persona. he's mr. number 47. remember, what he says in public changes all the time. what he says in private is what's really interesting. of course, everybody remembers mr. 47%. >> that's the real mitt romney, who doesn't give a damn about 47% of this country and no debate changed that. what, he was a better actor in the debate than president obama so all of a sudden he cares about the 47% because he's found a new public persona? this is a load of crap. don't get fooled into thinking mitt romney is actually the better candidate. he's a horrible candidate! the fact that president obama laid down in that debate drives me crazy. now, second number of 47 is unrelated but also happens to be 47. he was 47th in job creation among 50 states when he was the governor of massachusetts. on what grounds does mitt romney talk about job creation. you didn't create jobs under bain or whe
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Oct 17, 2012 9:00pm PDT
for that bill in july. >> we're not going to use the tax code of the united states of america to allow these companies to outsource jobs, ship them overseas. then they get to take tax deductions and tax breaks on their plant equipment workers. we the taxpayers are basically subsidizing the outsourcing of our jobs from america. this is wrong. >> jennifer: governor quinn in that clip is standing in front of the plant in freeport, illinois. it may be wrong but senate republicans supported the problem by blocking the bill in a 56-42 vote. joining me now from chicago is the governor of the great state of illinois, pat quinn. governor i'm so glad that you're with me here in "the war room." >> good to see you. you're looking good. we miss you in the midwest. you're a great governor of michigan, and you're doing a great job now. >> jennifer: oh, i miss the great lakes. anyway i could wax on but let me continue on this. how desperate is the situation of freeport? >> well, i think anybody who is a worker and who was raised in a family is sympathetic to the workers. there are 170 good men a
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Oct 12, 2012 8:00pm PDT
about. and what he has fought for. long before he even came to the united states senate. some of those issues that he was involved in, and i think it serves him well to go ahead and speak to them to articulate them to stand up for them. >> michael: you know one of the things-- >> could you speak up louder. >> michael: one of the things that congresswoman the people were talking about that really they weren't talking about last night that struck me was how proud joe biden seemed to be about the accomplishments of the administration. that didn't show up with the president last week. a lot of things didn't show up with the president last week. is there a balance he can have by talking about the accomplishments of his administration without boring us, and then turning around and saying this is what you're saying isn't true. there has to be a point where he calls romneys out on his lies. and is it time to start talking about bain? two debates have gone by and bain capital has not come up once. is that the president's job? >> well, bain capital is a very important issue because i think
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Oct 22, 2012 6:00am PDT
president of the united states showing clearly he is the commander in chief and the president of the united states talking about who his foreign policy and the success that he's had whether it is going after al-qaeda and getting osama bin laden, whether it is having a plan to make sure that we bring our troops home from iraq and the plan to move our troops home from afghanistan. he brought our troops home from iraq. talk about how he is bringing our allies together. how those alliances have helped us in the world -- this dangerous world in which we now live in. you'll see the president being commander in chief andule. >> see mitt romney, a little bit all over the place because they he don't know what his foreign policy really is. >> stephanie: representative, what do you expect -- obviously romney's worst moment was the libya moment in the last debate. and now, you know, we have new information coming out the video was in part -- had to do with what happened there which is exactly what the administration's been saying all along is the investigation is not complete. mitt romney of course pol
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Oct 26, 2012 9:00pm PDT
of being president of the united states i applaud colin for standing with him. >> i struggled with it for a long time but i came to realize that life is a gift from god, and even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape it is something that god intended to happen. >> if barack obama opens up and gives his college records and applications, and if he gives his pass port applications and records, i will give to a charity of his choice a check, immediately, for $5 million. >> jennifer: i'm just saying. you know what really bugs me about the comments in the context of the presidential race? these guys are all tightly connected to mitt romney. john sununu is an active romney surrogate as he basically says that colin powell endorsed president obama because he is black. donald trump you know, he has been doing robo calls and endorsements for mitt romney. despite the fact that these guys are supporters and allies mitt romney has not personally refuted a single one of their offensive statements. he has actually been running from the media, hoping hoping it all dies down please go
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Oct 18, 2012 8:00pm PDT
v. united states writing... >> eliot: to break down the implications of this rule, i'm joined by richard socarides former president of equality matters who served as an adviser it of lgbt issues to president clinton. you haven't stopped smiling since the decision came down. hugely important day. explain what this means and why it is so important. >> it was a important decision for a couple of reasons. first, because it is a very important federal appellate court. the second circuit is a very prestigious court. the chief judge is known as a conservative judge appointed by republican president. so you know, all of that makes for a very important decision anyway. but most importantly, this is the first appellate court say when we look at classifications based on sexual orientation, in other words, when a law treats americans based upon their sexual orientation that the government is going to have to come forward with a very strong reason to justify these laws. and no longer should the courts consider things like tradition or because we've already done it that way. and that if the go
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Oct 17, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. >> obama: as president of the united states. >> i'll move you on. >> romney: he got the first question, so i will get the last answer. >> in the follow-up it doesn't quite work like that but i'll give a chance, i promise you i'm going to. the next question is for you. if you want to continue on, but i don't want to leave all these guys sitting here. >> romney: candy, candy, i had a question how much did you cut them by. >> obama: i'm happy to answer the question. >> romney: you'll get your chance in a moment. i'm still speaking. >> cenk: my favorite when he does this, he spoke last, i get to speak, it's not fair. [ sobbing ] i love what he does. i'll bring in friends here. mark hamill is back. you might remember him as luke skywalker and he has a new movie coming out in january. michael shure is in san francisco. jayar jackson is in the studio here, so we have all these guys to talking to. mark, the last time you were in the studio you said in the high school debate they would say wait a minute, you got to be hospital, and you got to check your facts. how do you feel they did here? >>
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Oct 11, 2012 10:00pm PDT
that we haven't already done. and with regard for the united states to take action militarily. we feel quite confident we could deal a serious blow to the iranians. but number two, the irans are the -- israels and the united states are absolutely the same, about place in terms of how close -- how close the iranians are to getting a nuclear weapon. they are a good way away. there is no difference between our view and theirs. when my friend talks about the material, they have to take this highly enriched uranium get it from 20% up and then they have to be able to put something to put it in. both the israels and we will know if they start the process of building a weapon. so all of this bluster i keep hearing, all of this loose talk what are you talking about? are you talking about to be more credible? what more can the president do stand before the united nations, tell the whole world, directly communicate to the ayatollah, we will not let them acquire a nuclear weapon period. unless he is talking about going to war. >> ryan: martha. let's look at this from the view of the ayatollah
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Oct 3, 2012 10:00pm PDT
union when they say the president of the united states of america. goods me good butterflies. i love politics. jim lehrer is already seated ready to go and he'll do the standard introductions. any memorable moments from debates in the past that you remember eliot? >> then only one -- seeing this ten seconds to go brings it back. i had a problem with one of my opponents that had a binder on the lectern and the moderator had to run up and take it off. and i think it totally threw my opponent. >> al gore: i think the single best line is when ronald reagan said i'm not going to make an issue of age and hold my opponent's age against him. great good humor, funny, but it ended the race. >> cenk: yeah to the point we were discussing earlier about substance, you know, one of the most memorable moments was when george hw bush looked at his watch. here we go. >> i'm jim lehrer and i welcome you to the first of the 2012 presidential debates between president barack obama, the democratic nominee, and form massachusetts governor mitt romney, the republican nominee. this debate as the next three,
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Oct 3, 2012 3:00am PDT
to talk about the debate. there's news with the president of the united states, paul ryan. we've got a big show for you. we're going to be talking about do debates matter. >> good morning jamal. this is exciting. >> i'm excited for jamal. >> excitement's one word for it. >> you've been one of our longest friends of the show. you've been with us for a long time and never sat in the big chair. >> i never sat in the big chair. i got to say it feels a little awkward but we're going to keep it on the bill press setting. >> don't change the setting. >> headlines country singer jason albine let his lips do some wandering but was caught. he was caught kissing former american idol contestant britney kerr. he immediately said he simply drank too much, screwed up and let things get out of hand. while he has been getting support on his facebook page with most saying people make mistakes britney kerr was getting threats for what she did and had to deact invite her account. they were saying it was her fault. >> it's horrible. she's a home wrecker. >> you know what this sounds like? a really go
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Oct 24, 2012 6:00am PDT
of the united states army reserve from the great state of massachusetts. thank you for your service and thank you for taking time for us. >> that's great. you know, i would like to point out i was recently promoted to major and i did just return from afghanistan. so i think i've covered a few bases there. >> stephanie: wow. >> important. i'm not alone. two and a half million great americans that have stepped up and done much more than i have over the years and especially the last ten years since 9-11 and nobody's done more to support them and have their back then president obama has. i'm very happy to tell you all about that. >> stephanie: representative, boy, i'm surprised at how many calls i gret veterans who are supporting president obama. there has always been this meme that the military supports the republican candidate. president obama has gotten a lot more fund-raising money from people in the military than romney has. >> i think that's an urban myth anymore. if you scratch the surface anyone in the military is thoughtful thinking person. it is an all volunteer military to ta
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Oct 23, 2012 6:00am PDT
the united states, and allows us to rebuild our economy from the middle class out and not the top down. >> stephanie: let me just say in place like ohio, i am so glad -- listen to this exchange with me again. >> romney: i am son of detroit. i was born in detroit. i like american cars. and i would do nothing to hurt the u.s. auto industry. my plan to get the industry on its feet when it was in real trouble was not writing checks. i said these companies need to go through a managed bankruptcy and then they can get government help and guarantees but they need to go through bankruptcy to get rid of excess costs -- >> obama: governor romney that's not what you said. >> you can look at the op-ed -- >> obama: you did not say you were providing government help -- >> >> romney: i said under no circumstances would i do anything other than to help this industry get on its feet and the idea that has been suggested they would liquidate the industry of course not. >> obama: let's check the record. >> stephanie: and the president just brought that home didn't he? they would have been liquidated.
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
liberties. do you think that the president of the united states of america has the right to execute u.s. citizens abroad without a trial in without due process. i would love to see the president's answer on that. because he has done it. i would love to see mitt romney say yes or no on that issue, and of course the most important thing is campaign finance reform. 84% of americans believe that money has a corrupting influence on politics what would you do specifically to try to stop the influence of money in politics. i know the president favors a constitutional amendment, and i don't know that romney has any plan, so i would love to hear his answer. >> john: that's a great question. and we want to know what you think as well to keep on tweeting. when we come back michael shure will join us from san francisco meditating on the awful possibility of what would happen if there was actually a tie in this presidential campaign. we'll be right back after this. >> cenk: back on current's politically direct coverage of the first presidential debate of 2012. we have david shuster in denver and mic
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Oct 24, 2012 8:00pm PDT
. >> as someone running for the united states senate it is hurtful to women to survivors of rape, and to their families to have said this. >> eliot: it could be hurtful for richard mourdock's chances too, according to the poll, murk dock is leading donnelly by five points. maybe he should have taken a listen from missouri congressman todd akin. he was expected to beat claire mccaskill handily but that's before he talked about the rape and the magical powers of a woman's body to shut down. now there is a six-point lead. the only surprise there is it isn't bigger. here to discuss the war on women congresswoman jacki speier fromcal. beyond shock. how do you react to this craziness? >> i don't believe it. most women think it's a joke when they hear it. how are those words coming out of who we think must be intelligent people. they're running for congress, running for presidency. yet they are saying it, and i do think they believe it. they do not want to allow abortions for women who have been victims of rape. >> eliot: i think you are right this is why it makes it so much more important wher
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Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm PDT
, he still gets 277 electoral votes and continues to be president of the united states. so as we get all those national polls that make people panic understand that this is a collection of polls and it doesn't look so bad. it looks pretty good, in fact. now of course, a deal now to cinch the deal in ohio they send bubba. >> we went to florida last night. he said, i got to go back right now. this storm is getting out of hand. i got to handle it. i said mr. president that is the right call. >> cenk: all right. now we're going to bring in our political correspondent michael shure and on the phone congressman tim ryan from the great state of ohio. which is logical. congressman ryan, what is your sense of the state of the race in ohio? >> it's very close. a lot of polling has us up three or four points within the margin of error. there are several polls that have it neck and neck. we're doing really well on the ground game. there's--we've surpassed the 2008 number for early voting and obama is taking that at about 60%-30%. that's coming online. the weather has been bad. it's been cold and
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Oct 26, 2012 4:00pm PDT
training accessible to people, to insure that our manufacturing base is right back here in the united states opposed to overseas. the work we've done in increasing oil and gas production and clean energy, putting americans back to work, including veteran veterans rebuilding roads and bridges. those are all designed to make sure we have more rebust future that that was not that good of an answer. hey look here are these numbers. this is why it's really important. when asked about the next four terms. the first team like the second, only 4% want that. that's a horrible number. expect major changes 62%. now, is president obama in that answer offering major changes? it doesn't sound like it. that's a big problem for it, and mitt romney is trying to capitalize on that. this is what he says on the campaign trail. >> this is a time when america faces big challenges. we have a big election. we have a president who bring big changes. i will and he won't. >> cenk: well, the president has 11 days. he has got to some how tell the american people, hey, don't worry, the next four years will be much
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Oct 26, 2012 5:00pm PDT
of the united states i applaud cool inpowell for voting for him. >> eliot: did john sununu say that over the line. that is criticized in a way that's bad or simply making an observation that says, hey racial pride is a legitimate thing so colin powell go ahead and go for it. >> i think he was out of line. having him change his position flip flop just hours after the statement tells you right there that he was out of line and it's offensive to a decorated general of this country. but i think it understand lines a deeper tone in this republican party, and the whole race this year. i think it underlines a tone particularly latinos. you look at a party that has veered away to the right on issues like the dream act around immigration reform. you see a party that's--that mod raid latinos are abandoning in droves. i think it hits a chord that talks bigger about where the republican party is. >> eliot: there is no question the republican party which at one point when george w. bush spoke said i will lead a national conversation and make sure we can do something in this regard, the republica
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Oct 31, 2012 3:00am PDT
still the united states? good question. paul says i think reality should be pointed out to people of the south, they get most of those big storms they right now are getting more from the federal government than they pay in. if mitt romney were elected, how could they pay for their disasters when they can't pay their own way now. darlene asks just watching some of the rescues from the storm, i didn't see one stockbroker on hedge fund manager risking their lives. yeah, good point. we'll talk about some of the gay and lesbian issues in the campaign with terry next, and joined by fawn johnson from the national journal. [♪ theme music ♪] >> bill: trick or treat. hey, good morning, everybody. happy halloween, and welcome to the "full court press" this wednesday october 31st. good to see you today, we're coming to you live all the way across this great land of ours on current tv with the "full court press," your sane alternative in the morning, so you don't have to watch that conservative crap on the news or cable television. you have it right here on current tv, the "full court press."
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Oct 8, 2012 3:00am PDT
, trucks and suvs sold in the united states in september, up 13% from last year -- then same period a year ago. that gets us up to probably 15 million vehicles being sold -- new cars and trucks sold this year in the united states. again, proving that the auto bailout, which mitt romney opposed, remember he preferred just letting our auto industry go belly up. so good news on the jobs front and the auto front. let's talk about it at 866-55-press. the economy, showing good signs of progress. >> announcer: this is the bullfight strategies. the "bill press show." live on your radio and on current tv. ♪ (vo) always outspoken, now unleashed, joy behar. >> on my next show, i'll talk to tyne daly. she won the prestigious rush limbaugh's worst nightmare award. i don't think you knew that. jack you're a little boring. boring. boring. [ jack ] after lauren broke up with me, i went to the citi private pass page and decided to be...not boring. that's how i met marilyn... giada... really good. yes! [ jack ] ...and alicia. ♪ this girl is on fire ♪ [ male announcer ] use any citi card to get th
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
unfurnished, and they are creates tens of thousands good exporting jobs here in the united states, rather than exporting overseas. >> stephanie: you guys must be the thesaurus for different ways to say liar. when you get to specifics, you don't know which to use. this is what the romney campaign does is just kind of insert something that is not true. >> yeah, repeatedly. >> stephanie: yeah. so and obviously -- i don't know if you read the piece in "politico," but the headline is experts fan foreign policy speech. >> yeah, the interesting thing here, this is the seventh time romney has tried articulating a foreign policy in this campaign and pretty much every time he does it it is this vacuous approach. he seemed stuck in 1950 or so, and he gets panned not just by democrats, he gets panned by republicans. mitt romney can't figure out which side of the debate to come down on like you saw in his speech yesterday and the six attempts before that. the guy doesn't understand the world as it exists today. >> stephanie: right. well, yeah i think madeline albright referred to him calling russia th
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Oct 11, 2012 3:00am PDT
the united states at their website. on the road with mitt romney now in the lexington, kentucky ready to report on tonight's vice presidential debate, juana summers. >> good morning. >> bill: thank for joining us again. i have my nat's cap on this morning, and i'm sure you have yours on too. >> dirty secret, i am actually a huge cardinal's fan. >> bill: good-bye juana. [ laughter ] >> bill: get ready to be embarrassed letter today. on the road with mitt romney. did he give a lift out of last week's performance. >> people really believe these changes in the polls we have seen are going to last and mitt romney effectively took down the president and showed the real contrast between the two of them. and they are expecting that to continue tonight. he has done a little bit of debate prep. he was out on the road on sunday and ohio and michigan on monday and yesterday after his debate prep in florida, he dropped in with a local ice cream shop and chatted with local reporters. >> bill: what did he tell you? >> paul ryan said joe biden has to defend the president's policy. and he said joe bid
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Oct 4, 2012 3:00am PDT
, president of the united states, choose a candidate and go down and volunteer one hour or two hours get involved. >> bill: good advice. we have time for iree in pennsylvania. good morning. >> caller: hi, bill. listen bill, i don't know -- i heard something maybe you didn't hear. i did hear mitt romney mention of vouchers and because he -- elaborated and said that you could send your children to the school of your choice. >> bill: yes. >> caller: he did say that. >> bill: i don't think he used the word voucher. that's the only point that i made. it was pretty clear what he was talking about dennis, right? >> he was talking about parents ought to have their choice of which school to go to and the money ought to follow the student. i'm not sure. we'll have to go back and check did he use the word vouchers. >> bill: we know what he was talking about. he was talking about taking the money from public schools and putting it into private schools and religious schools. >> his solution is consistent with the other positions in that for education, if you support vouchers to go to a private sc
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Oct 19, 2012 11:00pm PDT
countries, every state in the united states. it begs the question with your history and the present work you're doing. what world fundamentally are we living in? >> a transforming one. frankly, in a lot of good ways. i think people are always surprised when they meet me, and they expect someone really gloomy and anxiety-ridden and depressed about the world because i'm covering a lot of things. but on global poverty we're making tremendous progress. on so many of these issues that i care about we're inching progress. global health issues. you know, i remember my first trip to africa, and i remember the thing that horrified me the most was how many blind people there were. every capital you would see these middle aged blind people begging and being led around by their children or likely grandchildren, and it was pretty horrifying. now river blindness has been dramatically reduced partly because of jimmy carter more than anybody else. dracoma also it's is also on its way out. you don't have people in their 30s routinely going blind around the world. so many other elements of progress t
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Oct 26, 2012 11:00pm PDT
the campaign coverage and look at folks who serve as role models here in the united states and abroad. there are four change makers, britain's former prime minister tony blair as he puts it, is much too young to consider retirement. he's traveling the world as a global politician and problem solver. then a young woman who survived disaster. she was a swimsuit model when she was caught in the 2004 tsunami. and carolyn miles the ceo to save the children. she's no stranger to educating and feeding kids around the world. but you might be surprised to hear what she's doing to help poor children right here at home. and that brings us to charles best. he has come up with a brilliant way for people who want to donate money for specific projects and public schools. first tony blair why it's so important to continue working and keep an open mind. >> i think the big big battle of the world is between the open mind and the closed mind. the open mind looks at the problem and sees potential and culture and say that's interesting. then there are those who say this is a threat. i want to close
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Oct 8, 2012 10:00pm PDT
: the united states has conducted an operation that killed osama bin laden. >> i acknowledge the president's success and i think he has every right to take credit. >> this president's policies have not been equal to global leadership. >> obama campaign releasing a new ad. >> reckless, amateurish. >> he has been erratic. >> a new poll showing romney slightly ahead. >> the new poll. >> conservatives are saying we're not going fight with him now. we're going to wait until after the election. >> cenk: now, you all remember the good ol' days, before the first presidential debate when president obama was comfortably up. in a gallup poll he was up by five points. and a certain talk show host made this prediction. >> so barring a major miracle i'm calling the election right now. it's already over. >> cenk: oops. the gallup poll out today 47%-47%. for those of you math-challenged, that would be a tie. what did i say again? it's already over. >> cenk: oh, boy. now, that was just one poll. i have other polls for you. gallup as i just showed you the 47-47 post debate. rasmussen 49-47 but tha
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Oct 22, 2012 10:00pm PDT
attention that existed between israel and the united states was very unfortunate. i think also pulling our missile program out of poland was also unfortunate. and then of course with regards to standing for our principles, when the students took to the streets in theron, for the president to be silent, i thought was an enormous mistake. we need to stand for our principles, our allies, and a strong economy. >> mr. president. >> america remains the one indispensable america. and it is stronger now than when i came into office. we ended the war in iraq and then were able to refocus our attention on the terrorist threat, and focus alliances that had been neglected for decades. with israel we have unprecedented military and intelligence cooperation. but what we also have been able to do is position ours to that we can start to rebuild america. and that's what my plan does, making sure we bring our jobs back here. making sure we have the best education system in the world, including retraining our workers for the jobs of tomorrow, doing everything we can to control our own energy. we have cu
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Oct 29, 2012 8:00pm PDT
and that storm hitting the east coast of the united states now. it is shutting everything down in new york today including other cities including wall street. it has done that tomorrow. subways, stock market, all closed. so now we're going to discuss whether this has something to do with climate change, which unfortunately you won't see with a lot of outlets. we'll talk about the politics of it in just a minute. first, as i tell you about how the media is not focusing on climate change, it's amazing because they're literally getting battered by the storm and still not recognizing it. here is a collection of media reports on hurricane sandy. >> obama: ref pre-positioned assets where local personnel is working with state governments and we we have resources available for those communities hardest hit. i'm grateful for the cooperation of our state and local officials. conversations at this point there are no unmet needs. i think everyone is taking this very seriously. >> cenk: that was not a compilation of weather reports. we'll have that late for you in the show. that's president obama
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Oct 19, 2012 9:00pm PDT
it, as a president for the united states or candidate for president, you don't want to be laughed at. so this is a great way to put a point on something that these last swing voters weren't so aware of. but they'll process it and they'll process it as a trust issue, and they'll process it as he's out of the main stream, and that's why he is switching his positions. >> jennifer: yeah, i love it too. i love that it becomes part of the social media universe as well.% let's go to the polls because romney holds the lead in national obama is holding it in the states. do you think the election ends up shaping up to be something like gore v bush potentially all over again where the electoral college and the popular vote may split? >> i think it could. romney is very, very strong in the south. he is going to roar out of the south are very very substantial margins, which could give him the popular vote but he isn't very popular in the swing states. if you are a state that hasn't seen very much advertising, and you don't realize the argument against romney you are forming your opinion about him
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Oct 23, 2012 3:00am PDT
raton florida. one, president of the united states the other wants to be president of the united states. one knew what he was talking about on foreign policy. the other didn't have a clue! but one thing for sure on that stage last night we only saw one commander in chief. yes, obama wins round three of the presidential debate hands down. we'll get into it every which way here for the next three hours but first today's latest, the current news update from lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi lisa, good morning. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. if you are asking yourself who won last night's presidential debate you probably weren't watching. president obama came out with a strong and aggressive performance against mitt romney on foreign policy. the first instant poll from cbs shows 53% of undecided voters say president obama came out on top, just 23% say toward romney. but there are some differing opinions out there. according to cnn poll, only 40% of viewers say romney won but 60% say he is ready to handle the responsibilities of president. and 32% of independents say they are
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Oct 25, 2012 10:00pm PDT
deficit, unlike governor romney's. >> please welcome the 44th 44th president of the united states, barack obama. [ cheers and applause ] >> rape is rape. it is a crime. this is exactly why you don't want a bunch of politicians mostly male making decisions about women's health care decisions. >> good morning, tampa. we just came from iowa, nevada, colorado, we're going to virginia. you may notice that my voice sounds a little hoarse. you heard governor romney's sales pitch. no no, don't boo vote. >> virginia, i believe in you. i'm asking you to continue believing in me. if you're willing to roll up your sleeves with me, we'll win the commonwealths of virginia again, we'll win the election and finish what we started. >> he might win virginia and a lot of the swing states. he's got a really good chance of losing the popular vote. let me show you the combination of polls as they stand. 47.2% to 47.1%. doesn't get any closer than that. unless there is a change within the next 24 hours, 24 hours ago mitt romney was winning by 4.2%. when you look at the averages right now, president obama is pro
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Oct 19, 2012 5:00pm PDT
course of the campaign. >> and it's facing the united states internationally. where the preeminent global power, no doubt about it. but as we go to the fiscal cliff, we might cut the heart out of our defense and diplomatic budget. you can't be a global power if the foundations of your country are shaking and if you don't have a healthy economy to support that's a huge apparatus of power as you've seen so the central question to our campaign how does the united states remain the number one power and how do we act in the world. i do think there are substantial differences between the two candidatescandidates on these issues. >> eliot: i heard a bellicose language when it comes to iran and syria and i have a hard time understanding what i would do. take iran, for instance. i don't know what he could do to stop with any greater certainty iran's march towards nuclear air bomb. >> president obama by any objective standard has had a very successful first term in foreign policy. he got us out of the war in iraq. he took down osama bin laden. i say this as someone who served in the george w
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00pm PDT
united states and bill of rights and clearly so. >> jennifer: something about that language that is fantastic. how important were the debates prior to the television era? >> well, it is a great question. it was one where you played the lincoln/douglas debates. we all talk about that. really from 1858 until 1960, john f. kennedy versus richard nixon, debates didn't play that big a role in presidential campaigns. there were no presidential debates. but you did have in primaries occasionally, squareoffs going on. interesting to even think about stats from minnesota rarely run for president -- stacken ran for president every four years. kennedy/nixon was the game changer in debate history. people that listened to it thought nixon won on radio but on television, john f. kennedy won. nobody was that happy with the debates. we had no debates in '64 '68 '72. came back in 1976 when jimmy carter ended up doing well because of gerald ford's famous gaffe. that's the big question. can you become gaffe-free? everybody is going to be looking wednesday night to see if there was a mistake made by ei
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Oct 24, 2012 10:00pm PDT
mourdock. we need this man in the united states senate. now, he said that in in the september 17th fundraiser, of course. also another man running for united states senate--these are not podunk guys in local communities. these are not bloggers. these are not tangential figures. todd akin is also run running for united states senate in missouri. you remember this moment, of course. >> you know, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraceptions seem a bit extreme so i looked into it. >> cenk: sorry, guys i meant to give you the quote from todd akin. todd akin said if it's a legitimate rape, you all remember that, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. but let's assume that maybe that didn't work or something i think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be of the rapist and not talking the child. i want to give you the last part of that for good reason. they always talk about oh, you know we've got difference of opinions. romney says, i have got an exception for rape and incest. and akin and richard mourdock find wa
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Oct 12, 2012 9:00pm PDT
. and again, you can't blame the president of the united states for what is happening in -- in syria. so somehow or another they are trying to take this one incident, where a group that had as much ties to al-qaeda as your local gas station does to bp headquarterers. so this is al-qaeda. no. they want to understood mine the narrative that obama has gotten the key leadership of al-qaeda. but they are not a threat to the united states anymore. they are local groups. >> jennifer: so fascinating. thank you so much for enlightening us as to what really >> thank you very much for having me. >> jennifer: you bet. we already have a shrine to mitt's flips inside of "the war room." i think we have to build a barrel. so how is ry (vo) what is said here could decide the election. current tv presents coverage of the presidential debate. with unrivaled analysis and commentary. >> was this the game changer? is this going to change the dynamic? (vo) the only network with real-time reaction straight from the campaigns and from viewers like you. >>now that's politically direct. [ dennis' voice ] i bet
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